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Queen of Zombie Hearts

Title: Queen of Zombie Hearts Author: Gena Showalter Summary: I thought I had nothing left to give. I thought wrong. They started the war. Now I will end it. In the stunning conclusion to the wildly popular  White Rabbit Chronicles , Alice "Ali" Bell thinks the worst is behind her... until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a zneak attack, killing four of her friends. It's then she realises only the worst has only begun. As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies... and she isn't the girl she thought she was. She's connected to the woman responsible for killing — and turning — her boyfriend's mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima — even sacrificing her own life for those she loves. Review: So... this book was good. A  lot of times the end of a series does

Through the Zombie Glass Review

Title: Through the Zombie Glass Author: Gena Showalter Summary:    Zombies stalk the night. Forget blood and brains. These monsters hunger for human souls. Sadly, they've got mine... Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong. After a new zombie attack, strange things begin to happen to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do very wicked things. She's never needed her team of zombie slayers more, but ultra bad-boy Cole Holland, the leader and her boyfriend, suddenly withdraws from her...from everyone. Now, with her best friend Kat at her side, Ali must kill the zombies, uncover Cole's secret and learn to fight the darkness. But the clock is ticking...and if she fails at a single task, they're all doomed. Review :  This book ventured even further than any kind of retelling. I guess I need t

Alice in Zombieland...

Title: Alice in Zombieland Author: Gena Showalter Summary:   She won't rest until she's sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever. If anyone had told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone. Her father was right. The monsters are real. To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn't careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies. Review :  So, Alice in Zombieland, while not really an Alice in wonderland retelling at all, is still an awesomely exciting novel.   The beginning of this novel- in the very first chapter- is devastating, and thrusts

Throne of Glass Review

Title: Throne of Glass Author: Sarah J Maas Summary: After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by a

Haiku challenge. Vote please...

Haiku   is a form of traditional Japanese poetry  consisting of three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables.   Examples: So... Those are Haikus.  Until yesterday, I'd never tried to write one. However, since there's this little competition with a local library, I decided I'd give it a shot. So I wrote a few, and I'd appreciate some feedback. Which of these do you think would be more likely to win.  1.  Reading 2.  Writing 3.  Nothing Alternate: Until I had Children. 4.  Fail 5. Mom 6.  Music 6.5  Song Haiku Challenge 1. Reading 2. Writing 3. Nothing 4. Fail 5. Mom 6. Music 6.5 song Do Quizzes

The Power by JLA- Review

Wow. So, The Power by Jennifer L Armentrout was just released a few days ago. In preparation for the release, I reread The Return, which made me fall for Josie and Seth all over again. So, some back story real fast. I love the Covenant Series. Its my favorite series by JLA, even more than Daemon and Katy in the Lux series. I love Alex and Aiden so hard its totally not even funny. So, when The Titan series came out focusing on Seth, I was... well I had mixed feelings. On the one hand, YAY this world with Alex and aiden will be expanding. But on the other...Ugh. Seth. He is not, and has never been my favorite character. He's an addict and an ass 85% of the time. And killed a lot of people. And sadly, I felt very little sympathy for him, despite his past and all the wrongs done to him. So, The Return made me seriously not hate Seth, and helped me to understand him even more. And I even kinda liked him. ;) Now though, after reading the Return, ,I still cant decide if

Its FREE!!!

To celebrate the release of Enthralling Retribution (Empyrean Chronicles 3), which is NOW available, the first book in this series, Enchanted Revenge, is free for 5 days. Eat it up! Enchanted Revenge (Publication date: 09/2015) You can find it on Amazon here You can add it on GOODREADS here  When seventeen year old Lily finds her parents brutally murdered, leaving her broken and alone, she is determined to bring justice to the fairies responsible. Her quest leads her to infiltrate The Empyrean, the land of the Fae where terrifying creatures lurk in every shadow. But with a political rebellion mounting, bloody battles and foreign enemies stand in her way. Alec, a mysterious and secretive fairy, gradually becomes her guide and dear friend in the unfamiliar world, and restores her faith in love. Disturbing secrets about her parent’s true identity are revealed, causing her to be more involved with the devastating fairy war than she can afford. Her vengeful mission becomes compromised

Oh... Thats right

Sometimes it takes a while. Sometimes, a very long while, for me to remember WHY I love books so much. Not just any book. Because believe me, I do not in the slightest enjoy reading boring, nonfiction, history. Yup. I dont like it. Never have. But Fantasy novels. Romance. Mystery. Exciting tales of war and peace and love and death, that all leave you gasping for breath even though they arent even real. Those are what I love. Books that cause physical reactions in me. Laughing. Smiling, even. Tears. Heart ache. I love them. Sometimes I go weeks, months even, without reading. Because life gets in the way. Work. Kids. Husband. Bills. Family drama. Stress of planning, (or trying to)for the future. It all gets overwhelming and steals any time you have. And then I go to the library (Because Dani cannot stand having no new books to read, and as a good mother, I encourage this addiction to books) and I see a book, and I decide to pick it up, snag it for myself, check it out, rese


FREE Jan 25-Jan 29 2016 Every time twelve year old Aislin sleeps, she experiences another person’s DREAMS, their hopes or despairs, loves or hates, most fervent dreams, or darkest nightmares. She is weird, a word she hates more than anything else. Though, when her little brother, Luke, the only person in the world who treats her normal, gets into a car accident, her only hope of saving him is her ability to communicate with him while he dreams.  It isn’t until she dreams with Jessica, another coma patient and her best friend’s little sister, that she discovers her chance to save him. After Aislin guides Jessica back to the waking world, she opens her eyes to find her plan gone horribly awry, and Jessica dead.  Devastated, Aislin must find a way to stop dreaming altogether or somehow perfect it, before she kills her brother, too.  While funny and charming, this book deals with some serious issues, and provides much for parents and children to discuss.  Some sc


So, I had planned to write a lot over the last two weeks. I work for the school system, so, even though Im not a teacher, I get the same "winter vacation" that they do. Two whole weeks off! How could I NOT write a lot?!? Yeah. -_- So, apparently when you have Christmas, and New Years, And of course the eves, you have no time to write. There was a moment, though fleeting as it was, that I thought I was going to be able to write some. Instead, I enjoyed the Hunger Games movies with my daughter (her first time watching them.) and finished it off with a trip to the theater to see the newest one. So could I have written, instead of sitting in front of the tv? Yeah. Was it worth it? Absolutely. My daughter finished reading the series just before the Christmas break, and had been begging me to see the movies. And I still hadnt seen the last one yet anyways. Time with the little, enjoying some dystopian crazy... totally worth it. But now it